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Whether you are practicing “social distancing” or just craving your favorite ice cream, a So-Good, or need a cake for a family party, Docs delivers to your home with Door Dash, Grub Hub, and Café Runner. Click your nearest location below to be taken to Cafe Runner to place your order.

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Parlor Locations

We have 10 locations in central California including company-owned parlors in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and Sacramento. Visit our Locations >>

Making Memories

We welcome kids of all ages to enjoy our Creamery Tours to learn all about how ice cream is made.

Birthday Cake

Cake Batter ice cream with rainbow sprinkles. Doc’s Signature Birthday Cake ice cream works great as a scoop, shake, or try our ice cream cakes. It is perfect for any party, celebration or just a day that needs a little pick-me-up.

Waffle Cones

Waffle cones are made fresh daily with a smile in all of our parlors. You can enjoy these tasty treats every day you visit our ice cream parlors. #HowWeMake #FreshMade 

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Community Events Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

Doc Burnstein’s supports a wide array of community events from Christmas Parades to Farmer’s Markets and building dedications to church gatherings … please complete an event support request and we’ll be in contact.

 

Featured Ice Cream
Sea Salt Caramel

Caramel ice cream that combines the sweet with the savory. Sea Salt is infused in this Doc’s Signature flavor, and it brings you right to the Central Coast with its tastes. One of our most popular flavors. Come on into our parlors for a free sample.

What Our Guests Say About Us:

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
19:14 20 Nov 22
Staff were very friendly. Brownie sundae was a bit smaller than expected. Brownie itself was pretty... hard and difficult to break apart. Coconut almon and java coffee ice cream flavors were good.read more
Joshua Miller
Joshua Miller
04:35 18 Nov 22
Fantastic and classy ice cream shop with a great selection and staff. Reasonably priced and open... late.read more
Priscilla Sandoval
Priscilla Sandoval
13:35 06 Nov 22
Went for an afternoon drive to the beach and then to get ice cream. There was a line. It was worth... the wait. I had a small brownie sundae and my husband had a banana split. He loved it. Great ice cream. They could use more employees, there was only 2 people waiting on customers.read more
Elowen
Elowen
04:45 19 Oct 22
Tasty treat. I didn't enjoy the contrived pretentious decor but I can see a lot of Hipsters loving... it.read more
Sylvia Bachman
Sylvia Bachman
17:06 17 Oct 22
Lots of choices. If you really love chocolate try Motor Oil. 😁
Mary Allard
Mary Allard
21:01 06 Oct 22
First time I had pumpkin ice cream flavor here. It's now my to fav yum choice
Page Smith
Page Smith
23:57 03 Oct 22
Has clearly fallen on hard times, but still an iconic spot. Staff is great and the ice cream is... top-notch.read more
Shiki Dixit
Shiki Dixit
05:19 14 Sep 22
Ice cream was good! Got the cookies and cream. What’s cooler was the decor. They had this long... train set up in the interior. The staff was super friendly as well and let us get our ice cream despite it being near closing. Super patient.read more
Kevin DeHaeseleer
Kevin DeHaeseleer
04:40 05 Sep 22
This place never changes and still looks like Burnardoz. Like everything post-Covid prices are up,... bit hey it's not an everyday expense. Did notice that at least on this day there were no sherbets or non-dairy available. AG location open late, but the SLO location seems to close before the website hours (at least on Sunday Sept 4 they were closed before 8:30,website says 9).Still delighted that the place is still here and apparently thriving. There's also some kind of a social angle here, not that they're SJWs but it is structured as a mutual benefit corporation.read more
Travis Hatter
Travis Hatter
21:29 17 Aug 22
We don't always go out for ice cream but if we do, its at Doc Burnstein's!
Lyndsay -S-
Lyndsay -S-
14:58 16 Aug 22
My daughter works here it's her second job as a teen. Great ice cream reasonably priced too,... unoriginal flavors as well.read more
Herman Lee
Herman Lee
16:36 04 Aug 22
Always good...our go to ice cream parlor whenever we visit the coast! We typically get doc Java and... sea salt caramel quarts.read more
Roger Jones
Roger Jones
05:03 04 Aug 22
Great fun for our family. Our last night on vacation and our first choice for ice cream.
Hailey Trahan
Hailey Trahan
01:25 04 Aug 22
Wow, first off the ice cream is really good and creamy I got the mint and chip and my friend got... the birthday cake ice cream it is a little pricey for 2 small’s it was $16.78. But it was really good we do have a thriftys in town which is a lot cheaper but not as good quality as Doc Burnstein’s. It is cool they have seasonal flavors like in Halloween time they have pumpkin and candy corn and they also have original flavors and you can add add ons.read more
Rajesh Parekh
Rajesh Parekh
04:05 01 Aug 22
A combination of some classic flavors and modern concoctions. Overall a nice place in downtown SLO... county.read more
Alex Kim
Alex Kim
15:58 25 Jul 22
The best ice cream in Pismo Beach and I'm glad that they have locations in other places further... down now like Santa Barbara. Somewhat traditional flavors, not bizarre, but super tasty. The shop is nicely decorated and has indoor bench seating or outdoor tables. Cute area to walk around, lots of restaurants and shops and free parking.read more
Llama Rama
Llama Rama
21:30 10 Jul 22
Fun place to get an ice cream anything. A chain of shops with a Coldstone feel.We had shakes. ... They were delicious, and mixed perfectly. I recommend the Malt powder.read more
Alethia Calagias
Alethia Calagias
05:34 06 Jul 22
Sea salt caramel - so delicious! The ice cream was reasonably priced and the quality is top notch.... The staff was kind and quick. We'll go back again!read more
gene villarin
gene villarin
03:55 06 Jul 22
Elvis Presley ice cream and coffee ice cream were very yummy and popular when we brought some back... to the campsiteread more
Anthony Meraz
Anthony Meraz
18:16 03 Jul 22
Great craft ice cream in interesting flavorsFriendly service
Teresa Radke
Teresa Radke
01:06 02 Jul 22
It's the so we make sure to make whenever we are in town!
Backpacker _Hiker
Backpacker _Hiker
20:16 14 Jun 22
I love Doc Burnstein's ice cream! It's so creamy and they have so many flavor choices. I really... love their sundaes too! Great customer service!read more
Isidro Perez
Isidro Perez
17:46 11 Jun 22
This place was awesome… all the ice cream flavors they have are delicious… I had the cherry ice... cream with a added scoop of blueberry-cheese cake… the wife had the salty caramel scoop…We went right before they closed as we needed something to top us off from our Olive Garden dinner…Had a crazy guy outside tell me to go back to Mexico but hey… it is what it is…read more
Marcy Ramos
Marcy Ramos
14:57 10 Jun 22
Love the ice cream and the atmosphere is fun. They allowed my granddaughter to sample till she... could finally decide that bubblegum ice cream was the one for her😁read more
J Lynch
J Lynch
06:10 08 Jun 22
We Always have the BEST time and love the Yummy selections! The staff is Incredibly kind and... patient, truly a must visit when wondering through Arroyo Grande Village 😊read more
Brian Moser
Brian Moser
02:32 31 May 22
Great place, lots of different flavors of icecream
David Betita
David Betita
19:51 08 May 22
I love this icecream parlor been going here since I was a child!
D G
D G
14:19 06 May 22
Very nice hometown establishment. Love the train circling the interior ceilings...fun environment.
michael parido
michael parido
20:31 05 May 22
Hands down the best ice cream I've ever tasted. Custom flavors that will blow your mind and it's... located in the heart of downtown. It is a must every time I pass to stop in for a double scoop.read more
Sal Marciano
Sal Marciano
03:40 29 Apr 22
Fantastic ice cream with lots of choices. You can get a single scoop with two flavors. Fast service... at OK prices. Usually crowded on a hot day but the line moves quickly. They have outdoor seating during COVIDread more
Roxanne Farmer
Roxanne Farmer
02:58 28 Apr 22
Best Ice Cream ever. Chocolate lovers rejoice. They have not one but two flavors of dark chocolate... ice cream. Many other fabulous flavors, too. And the people are so friendly, helpful and fun, you'll go in as a customer and leave as a friend. This is the best ice cream place we've found in 21 years of traveling the country searching. Don't miss a chance to visit Doc Burnstein's in Arroyo Grande.read more
Enrique Osorio
Enrique Osorio
04:25 09 Apr 22
Great place, with nice people, and good options. Love the tables out front where we can sit, have... our ice cream and chat.read more
Levi M
Levi M
23:02 08 Apr 22
This is probably one of the better ice cream shop in this area. Not a very long line or no line at... all. Also its very kid friendly. If you want some good ice cream this is your place!read more
Chris Homewood
Chris Homewood
04:56 02 Apr 22
Quirky place. Good service. The butter brickle is excellent!
Karena Garcia
Karena Garcia
19:59 19 Mar 22
This place was so cute! Perfect place to grab some ice cream with your buds <3
Priscilla R
Priscilla R
08:48 01 Mar 22
My husband and I came here after dinner and it was soooo good! It was hard to choose what I... wanted-- so many delicious looking options, but I went with my classic cookie dough on a waffle cone and he got mint chip on a cone. Super good ice cream and cones and a perfect way to end our night. If we ever find ourselves in the area again, we will definitely return!read more
Missy Green
Missy Green
23:15 17 Feb 22
I travel 2 1/2 hours to get their ice cream cause they're one of two places that carry my favorite... flavor....bubble gum! My husband enjoyed the Kaluha flavor as well. Love the waffle cones.read more
Jeff Boberg
Jeff Boberg
05:36 08 Feb 22
Good ice cream that everyone in town send to visit.
Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma
19:51 24 Jan 22
Loved their interior and small train on celing. And ya! They have some amazing flavors. Don’t miss... this place if you’re in SLO downtownread more
Antoinette Pena
Antoinette Pena
18:04 03 Jan 22
Lovely atmosphere, delicious ice cream and great customer service.
Braydon Greenstein
Braydon Greenstein
21:51 28 Dec 21
When entering the store, you feel like that kid entering a candy store with how many tasty ice... creams available. The staff were wonderful, and helpful with my family and I throughout our experience. I personally prefer the motor oil icecream in the icecream nachos while my brother enjoys the apple delight. The whole trip was quite delightful!read more
Linda Garcia
Linda Garcia
04:17 22 Dec 21
Out-of-towners looking for a little something sweet and we found this little gem. My son ordered a... kid chocolate scoop with gummy bears, my husband ordered a double of rocky road with hot fudge, and I had a scoop of pecan praline and one of pistachio. This ice cream shop creates some of the finest ice cream I've ever had in my life. My rule of thumb, go where the locals go and you can't go wrong!read more
Marcus Gutierrez
Marcus Gutierrez
07:04 30 Nov 21
Really good. My son wants to come here every time he's in town. Lines get long at times, but it's... worth itread more
Bel
Bel
23:48 17 Nov 21
They have really good quality ice cream. Friendly service. We stop here for ice cream whenever we... are in town.read more
Lawrence W
Lawrence W
00:59 31 Oct 21
Wonderful ice cream. Unique SLO flavors and combinations. Excellent personal service. I would come... and visit again.read more
Debra Wojtczak
Debra Wojtczak
01:49 24 Oct 21
Fun , quirky shop. Excellent service and ice cream.
Tasha N.
Tasha N.
08:13 13 Oct 21
Ice cream is very yummy and creamy! The kids loved it and the train. Employees were very friendly... and knowledgeable about the flavors.read more
Nathan Frank
Nathan Frank
15:55 10 Sep 21
Fun place to get some treats with kids. Was not super busy and service was quick. Would go again.
Pei Wang
Pei Wang
19:14 07 Sep 21
The staff was really nice to give us an alternative scoop the day after, but their “lemon chiffon”... flavor had no lemon flavor. My husband and daughter tried it. None of us thought there was any lemon flavor. More like vanilla. I don’t like vanilla that’s why I went back to complain.read more
Samuel Firman
Samuel Firman
04:57 06 Sep 21
The girl that helped us was friendly and the ice cream was great. Strawberry ice cream had chunks... of strawberries in it. Good stuff.read more
Joe Blow
Joe Blow
09:49 28 Aug 21
Rainbow sorbet was disappointing and didn't really taste very good. I didn't try anything else.
Linda M. Gillette
Linda M. Gillette
20:14 27 Aug 21
Place is fun and full of sugary treats. Proceed with caution. Lol.
Dan Markis
Dan Markis
23:31 23 Aug 21
Best ice cream on the Central Coast of California.
Margaret Wade
Margaret Wade
04:40 16 Aug 21
Delicious ice cream and really great staff - both fun and helpful!
Thor Larsen
Thor Larsen
22:15 15 Aug 21
The ice cream was good, the staff was friendly, the goodies happily consumed. One star lost due to... all the flies in the seating area.read more
Sheila Genova
Sheila Genova
17:32 15 Aug 21
Had a little birthday party here with family on the outside seating! Highly recommed great service... and delicous ice cream! ..Our favorite is "Motor oil!"read more
Rajan Vasudevan
Rajan Vasudevan
06:09 14 Aug 21
Late Friday night visit. Open when most close by 10pm. Friendly server who recommended motor oil... flavor as best seller. Great flavors. Cool name. Bright ambience.. must visitread more
Scott Sanchez
Scott Sanchez
03:05 13 Aug 21
Rich and creamy. What more could you want from an ice cream shop? Get the waffle cone.
Nola Martini
Nola Martini
21:26 03 Aug 21
The Motor Oil and Elvis Special flavors were amazing! The staff was friendly and helpful!
Erick Amaya
Erick Amaya
23:48 17 Jul 21
Best ice cream place in town. Classic and new flavors. Would give five stars but there is always... flies at their front patio. Love their fresh waffle cones and compared to other places down town, prices are reasonable.read more
Talon Baldwin
Talon Baldwin
00:51 02 Jul 21
Why are you reading this? Just go it's amazing! They have cake and other stuff, but the ice cream... it where it's at. The street sides were kinda dirty lasts two times we were there, push past that, go to the ice cream!read more
Jenny Cortez
Jenny Cortez
21:28 27 Jun 21
Bussin! 😎 We got birthday cake, pistachio and sour blue rasberry
Dan VanGent
Dan VanGent
00:43 17 Jun 21
Great ice cream, great service, great outdoor seating to enjoy it!
terry flynn
terry flynn
03:28 05 Jun 21
Very good ice Cream.....Lots of Choices .. I had Birthday Cake... wife had morlot raspberry... Truffles.....read more
Rosie
Rosie
01:23 31 May 21
Was delicious ace cream. I am glad we are going to normal after a terrible year of pandemic. ... Thanks God for same relief. I hope soon the world 🌎 be safe for everyone.read more
Claire Fitiausi
Claire Fitiausi
23:59 05 May 21
Revisiting this SLO institution May of 2021. They are not offering tasting, but all of our choices... were fantastic. My girl got a free scoop to celebrate her birthday. This isn't cheap (more than $6 for a single scoop) but the cool location and interesting people watching make it worth the cost. If you ask for a taste, they use metal mini spoons that are washed and reused instead of plastic.read more
Thea Barcus
Thea Barcus
23:45 25 Apr 21
Ice cream was great..... the spoon totally sucked.
Elizabeth P
Elizabeth P
05:08 17 Apr 21
Everyone there was really nice and helpful as I tried to choose between all the different cool... flavors.I tried the lemon meringue and the orange ice cream with chocolate chunks. I loved the idea of the flavors but found myself throwing away over half the ice cream as it was to sweet for me. I debated 4 or 5 stars as they personally didn't do anything wrong. I have just been several reducing my sugar I take and it was too much for me after being used to not having so much sugar. Now I bet if I would have gone back I side for their mint chocolate chip or mint cookie I might have been ok. Thank you to the employees who served me!read more
Mrpiston38
Mrpiston38
04:10 17 Apr 21
Ice cream was good, the staff was fun as well. Nice lil ice cream spot still open in slo.
patrick zibell
patrick zibell
04:09 28 Mar 21
Delicious ice cream love,love,love the motor oil flavor
Eliza J.
Eliza J.
13:53 01 Mar 20
Thee sweetest spot to have thee sweetest dates. I do with my hunny, sons, friends, or single ;D.... These yummy encounters have been going on for 21 years....read more
Charmaine C.
Charmaine C.
15:27 24 Feb 20
This review is for Rachel's exceptional customer service! She was very inviting and super nice.
william s.
william s.
12:06 31 Dec 19
Needed a sweet/sugar fix after a disappointing dinner. Many, many positive Yelp reviews, so we... decided to give it a try. Located in a large & busy mall....read more
Ian M.
Ian M.
11:17 05 Nov 19
I really appreciate that this Doc Burnstein's location makes an effort to be similar to the... original. I really appreciate the booths in this one. It's...read more
Vic C.
Vic C.
16:43 18 Oct 19
This Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab is an easy find, off of Branch Street, across the street from a... parking lot and free curb parking available as...read more
Bonnie G.
Bonnie G.
11:08 14 Oct 19
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice scream....but I scream loudly for Doc Burnstein's Ice... Cream! This is what dreams are made of! Their ice...read more
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